Back pain and spinal disorders, including scoliosis, are common and complicated.
In fact, up to 80 percent of Americans will develop lower back pain during their lifetime, and most of these patients can get better without surgery, according to the National Institutes of Health.
So why choose UT Health San Antonio? Our spine specialists do everything it takes to get you back to health, no matter your injury or condition.
UT Health San Antonio’s Spine Surgery team includes experts who specialize in a wide variety of spinal conditions. Treatment is tailored to patients using a multidisciplinary approach to provide personalized care. Neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, pain specialists, physical therapists and orthotists (bracing specialists) work together to improve the lives of our patients.
That means our team explains the options — including spine surgery — available to address your back pain. We will first assess and evaluate your condition, taking into consideration how much your pain is affecting your quality of life and everyday activities.
Nonsurgical and minimally invasive procedures with the potential to decrease recovery time and postoperative pain are explored before we recommend spine surgery.
When patients develop worsening symptoms despite conservative treatment, surgery may be the only option. To those patients, we say, experience matters. Our orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons perform more than 800 spinal procedures each year, from scoliosis in children to complex revision surgery in older patients who may have been told there are no other options.
As spine surgery leaders in South Texas who perform surgery at most major hospitals throughout the region (including children’s hospitals and orthopaedic subspecialty hospitals), our patients can receive care at the facility best suited for their individual needs.
Referrals from spine surgeons are welcome, and UT Health San Antonio surgeons have a strong interest in salvage and revision cases.